Surf life saving services

Together with Cape Byron Headland Trust and the Australian Life Guard Service, we provide surf life saving services to the following beaches in the Byron Shire. 

Professional lifeguard services are provided each service day from 9am to 5pm.

Beach No of lifeguards Days per week Dates
South Golden Beach 2 7 18 December to 28 January 2022
Brunswick Heads Main Beach 2 5

18 December to 28 January 2022 

11 to 25 April 2022

24 September to 9 October 2022

The Surf Life Saving volunteers will patrol Brunswick Heads beaches on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays during the 2021/2022 season. 

First Sun Holiday Park 2 7

18 December to 28 January 2022 

11 to 25 April 2022

24 September to 9 October 2022 

Byron Bay Main Beach 2 5

All year.

Extra roving patrols will be provided during:

  • NSW Christmas from 18 December 2021 to 28 January 2022, from 9am to 6pm.

  • NSW Autumn School Holidays from 11 April 2022 to 25 April 2022.

  • QLD & NSW "Schoolies" season from 20 November 2021 to 11 December 2021.

  • New Year's Eve from 6pm through to 2am (an additional 2 Lifeguards).

Surf Life Saving volunteers will patrol Byron main beaches on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays during the 2021/2022 season.

The Pass 2 7

2 to 4 October 2021

18 December to 28 January 2022

11 to 25 April 2022

Wategos 2 7

2 to 4 October 2021

18 December to 28 January 2022

11 to 25 April 2022

Tallow Beach 2 7

2 to 4 October 2021

18 December to 28 January 2022

11 to 25 April 2022 

Suffolk Park 2 7 18 December to 28 January 2022
Broken Head Beach 2 7 18 December to 28 January 2022 

Cape Byron Trust and National Parks and Wildlife Service 

The Pass, Wategos, Broken Head and Tallow Beaches are managed by the Cape Byron Trust.

Broken Head Beach next to the Broken Head Reserve is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

Surf safety tips

  • Always swim or surf at patrolled beaches.
  • Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming.
  • Never swim, surf or fish alone.
  • Read and obey the signs.
  • Be aware of rip currents.  Know how to spot one and how to escape from one.
  • Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Never run or dive in the water, even if you have checked before as water conditions can change.
  • If in doubt stay out.
  • Seek advice from the lifesavers and lifeguards.